Know About Klay Thompson; NBA, Stats, Shoes, Wife, Salary, Parents

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Published Date: 07 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 07 Mar, 2019

Sometimes, a stream of thirst that passes from one generation to the other aids to land massive recognition for someone. That someone is none other than NBA shooter Klay Thompson, who is filling the shoes of his former basketball great father.

Considered as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, Klay Thompson has plenty of field success to his name since breaking into NBA league in 2011. However, amidst his exceptional professional career, the famed sportsman lacks consistency in his dating life.

Short Bio: Age, Parents, Brothers

The NBA talisman was born as Klay Alexander Thompson on 8 February 1990 in Los Angeles, California to his parents, Mychal Thompson and Julie Thompson. His father, Mychal, is a basketball legend who played for Los Angeles Lakers in the past. Besides, his mother, Julie, is a former college volleyball player. 

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Klay Thompson pictured with his mom at the White House on 5 February 2016 (Picture: Klay’s Instagram)

Klay, age 29, grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon alongside his two brothers: Mychel Thompson (born on 1 June 1988) and Trayce Thompson (born on 15 March 1991). Like his young brother, Mychel is also a professional basketball player for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Developmental League. Meanwhile, Trayce is a baseball player for L.A. Dodgers of MLB.

At the age of 14, Klay again moved with his family to Ladera Ranch, California. There, he graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 2008.

NBA Stats

Backed by his astonishing high school and college career, Klay Thompson entered the professional field with Golden State Warriors of NBA league in 2011. The young athlete was picked 11th overall by the Warriors in the 2011 NBA Draft. After some promising beginning, Klay recorded a season-high 32 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers on 29 January 2013.

Subsequently, Klay played a prominent part in the 2014-15 season as his team went on to secure NBA championship breaking the 40-year trophy drought. Apparently, he bagged back to back championships with the Warriors in 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

Currently into his eighth season with the club, Klay secures the career stats of .458 Field Goal Percentage, .422 3-point Field Goal Percentage, 3.4 RPG and 2.3 APG from 500 game starts. Besides, his playoff stats read at .439 Field Goal Percentage, .409 3-point Field Goal Percentage, 3.9 RPG and 2.2 APG in as many as 102 games.

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Salary & Net Worth

A long-haul career in NBA has blessed Klay with a heavy fortune. The Warriors’ shooter enjoys the salary of $18,988,725 as of 2018-19 season. Besides, his current net worth swirls around the figure of $38 Million.

Apart from the NBA earnings, Klay amassed about $13 Million of his net worth in between 2017 and 2018 from brand endorsements which includes Klay Thompson Anta Shoes.

Klay’s Relationship: Long Dating History But No Wife?

It is exceptional to see how Klay Thompson is going splendid in the NBA league for these years with a single team. However, the star of the basketball field couldn’t replicate the same consistency in his love life which has seen many beautiful ladies in and out.

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Klay Thompson with his then-girlfriend, Hannah Stocking at the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in July 2015 (Picture: New York Post)

Klay’s most-talked romance was with the Oregon-based model and TV personality, Hannah Stocking. However, their relationship came to an end after Hannah alleged him of cheating. Prior to that, he was in a rumored relationship with Fordham basketball player, Tiffany Suarez

On top of that, the NBA star had a short-term fling with the Los Angeles Rams’ cheerleader, Cherise Sandra. Though many ladies came to his life, Klay never found wife material in any of them.

Some Interesting Facts About Klay Thompson

  • Klay possesses a tailor-made body for sports with a tall height of 6 feet and 7 inches (2.01m).
  • He received a suspension from his regular season game at WSU after being charged for marijuana possession.
  • Besides 3 NBA championships to his name, Klay is a five-time NBA All-Star and a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree.
  • Klay also enjoys playing chess in his free time and shows much enthusiasm for the game.
  • He is also a pet lover and owns an English bulldog named Rocco.
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